Aug 24, 2021
SOI231 - Patents: Lessons in Strategies & Financing
Russ Krajec is the CEO of BlueIron, a company that gives startups and small businesses the financing they need for anything patent-related. The goal is to help their clients enforce their intellectual property and build a strong portfolio. Russ is considered one of the best when it comes to patents. He has personally authored over 800 patent applications with experience in various types of intellectual property transactions, patent valuation, and portfolio curation. He is also an inventor with over 30 US patents to his name.
Russ joins us to describe the type of industry he works in and why the market has a severely underrated growth potential. He shares how he familiarized himself with the patent system and what made him pivot his career from engineering to becoming a patent agent. He explains the common misconceptions entrepreneurs have with patent filing, especially regarding the protection it gives. He discusses the common mistakes people make when getting patents and examples of ideas and inventions that should not be patented. Russ also explains how having intellectual property insurance can prevent bankruptcy.
"A patent has no value until somebody is using it." - Russ Krajec
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